The rising interest in and recognition of the need for 20/20/20 policies in Europe has resulted in a growing at industrial level demand for high Energy Engineers having knowledge and skills to analyze, design and develop effective solutions in a broad range of situations. Furthermore, in the last few years both new industrial and developing countries have reached consciousness of environmental problems related to energy production and started large Energy Engineering projects so resulting in a substantial increase in the number of requested Energy Engineers throughout the world.
In response to this growing demand, the M.Sc. in Energy Engineering (120 ECTS European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) offered by University of Genoa, Dime Department, at Savona Campus has been designed for undergraduate students (BS holders) or above seeking for qualification in the following main fields:
- Energy conversion processes from chemical, biochemical, thermal sources into mechanical and electrical counterparts
- Sustainable & Distributed Energy: renewable energy (solar, geothermal, wind, hydro), fuel cells, biofuels, smart power grids, low emission power plants
- Sustainable Development: C02 sequestration, LCA analysis, biomass exploitation, Energy Audit in buildings, energy from waste, recycling, modelling and experimental techniques devoted to optimum energy management.
The M.Sc. course has collaborations with excellent industries and research institutes in Liguria, in Italy and abroad.
M.Sc. in Energy Engineering
University of Genoa located its modern Campus in the city of Savona. In the last few years some public and private funds were devoted to the rapid development of the Campus infrastructures, with sport facilities, students apartments, library, auditorium.
The University of Genoa and Siemens jointly developed a smart polygeneration microgrid in Savona Campus that was officially commissioned on February 2014. Since then the campus has largely generated enough power to satisfy its own needs with the help of several networked energy producers with total capacity of 250 kW of electricity and 300 kW of heating. The grid includes gas microturbines, absorption chillers, a photovoltaic plant, a solar power station and electrochemical and thermal storage systems. This huge facility together with the other laboratories located in the Campus (Combustion Lab, Energy Hub laboratory) offers the students a unique opportunity to “touch”, measure and investigate the performance of real scale innovative energy systems.